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glucocorticoid

A type of steriod hormone that is synthesised in the adrenal gland and that has a steroidal structure (similar to other steroid hormones such as testosterone or oestrogen). They are involved in the metabolism of glucose and can turn down the activity of the immune system. They are therefore frequently administered in synthetic form to control diseases and disorders that are caused by an overactive immune system such as allergies.

 

Glukokortikoid n
glucocorticoïde m
glucocorticoide m
glucocorticoides m
glucocorticoides m
glucocorticose n
glukokortikoid
glukokorticoid
cortison,antiinflammatoriskt läkemedel
stress- och flykthormon
glukokortikoid m
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